Can't see white cursor bar when typing an annotation

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I like editing annotations directly on the canvas in Camtasia 9 (Windows). However, I find it difficult to determine just where I'm typing as the cursor is white. Is there a way to change the cursor color (and callout box, too) to make it (much) easier to edit annotations?

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You can't change the cursor color.
A workaround would be to change the callout to something darker, edit your text and then change the callout back to your desired color.
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This is so frustrating! Why isn't the cursor & the text boxes outline any other color! As white is the most common background to create courses.  
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My only suggestion would be to lower the opacity of the white background media you're working with temporarily.
The default color of the canvas behind the video is normally black.This only works provided you're not working with multiple layers of media.If theres more media below, you may need to hide those layers if visible as well.

I don't know why they chose Stark White as the color either?

Adobe's Premiere Pro uses a Red Line that never blinks. Indicating where you're about to add or delete text.
The Move/Select cursor is Black with a White outline. Its visible on virtually any backgrounds. Being that the extreme high and low end of the color gamut is displayed at all times.
It doesn't capture well using a screen recorder or any other screen image capturing device on my computer.
It's much easier to see in the application, than it appears in the image below. The luminance of the white doesn't come through well at all in the lake scene.

The bounding box is Red as you can see. That's not a common background color. So it's a great choice.
On the off chance your typing on a red background, you could do the same. Lower the opacity of the background to the point you can see what you're doing.Plus, the image/video for placement or animation purposes.

This is one of those "Somewhat Discrete" program discrepancy's.That simply shouldn't  exist.